WINTER PARK, Colo. (CBS4)– Winter Park Ski Area is getting a new ski lift, the first in a decade.

The new $16 million gondola will hold up to 10 skiers and boarders. The ski area is owned by the City of Denver but is operated by Alterra Mountain Company.

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Winter Park will also upgrade its snow-making system and add snow cats to its grooming fleet.

This summer, Winter Park plans on improving skiing by logging 21 acres of the Eagle Wind Territory.